Wednesday, October 31, 2007

No Good Procreators

Should evil be allowed to father is today's philosophical conundrum for daddyland ponderers.

Multi-murdering Naples mafia head Raffaele Cutolo has a new daughter — his son died at 25 from living the gang life — thanks to artificial insemination and a 6-year legal battle to allow him to impregnate without ever touching the woman he married 24 years ago in prison.

Only slightly less icky circumstances surround the newborn sire of Yigal Amir, the Jewish assassin of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Conjugal visits were allowed with his wife of three years and, as a result, their child was born and will be circumcised in remembrance of the 12th anniversary of a crime many say set back a real possibility for peace in the Middle East.

** Is it fair that evil's children grow beneath such a shadow as their fathers' cast? **

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